Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Beauty Blender


source: lipstickrepublic.com.au
source: lipstickrepublic.com.au


After reading so many rave reviews on the beauty blender sponge I decided to splash out and purchase it during the recent Lipstick Republic sale.  I was hesitant to buy it as it is effectively $20 for a piece of sponge.  How good could it really be?

source: lipstickrepublic.com.au
Source: lipstickrepublic.com.au


The latex free sponge applicator claims to "deliver a flawless finish to your foundation (Liquid, Powder, Mineral) and bronzer's within seconds".  To use the sponge you soak it in water first which causes it to expand to almost double its size.  The pointier side of the sponge is for use around the nose, eyes and hard to reach areas while the larger side is for the cheeks, chin and forehead.  This sponge is not used how you would typically use a sponge, instead you "bounce" the sponge onto the skin, similar to stippling.  This works the foundation into the skin providing you with the flawless finish.

There is only one way for me to describe the Beauty Blender and that is; Amazing.  After years of using foundation brushes and more recently the Sigma Kabuki F80 this piece of pink sponge throws them all out of the ball park.  I wish I knew about this back when I use to do wedding makeup as the finish it gives the skin really is something else.  I actually can't believe that this product actually does what it does.  One of the great things about the Beauty Blender is you can build the coverage with it.  I like a full coverage foundation and this sponge gives me that without the cakey look, it keeps it looking natural.  I've found that the sponge is giving me such good coverage I've only been using a tiny amount of powder just to set my foundation rather than adding powder for more coverage.

To clean you just rinse it in some warm water and you can use the specialized Beauty Blender cleanser or if you're like me and forget to buy that when you place your order you can use your shampoo (I've been using an Akin organic sulphate free one)

I purchased mine from www.lipstickrepublic.com.au and the RRP is $19.95 for one or $29.95 for a double pack.

Have you tried the Beauty Blender yet?

Kayte xx


5 comments:

  1. I just purchased a double pack with cleanser from Amazon for $32.90 but I haven't tried it yet. After reading your review I will be pulling it out this week though, can't wait to try it now.

    Jac x0x

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    1. Love to know what you think

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    2. I love it!! I don't know what took me so long to discover these :o)

      Jac x0x

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  2. I am a sucker for wedge sponges for liquid/cream foundations (and powder-to-cream) because brushes don't work well for me, and I have been thinking about this. You sealed the deal for me.
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